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>Kuon knows Haku is Oshtor.
>The twins probably realized Kuon knows.
>Haku doesn't seem to have discovered that Kuon knows.
And so the Secret Harem Wars has begun.
Also: Atuy, being the battle-hungry freak that she is, easily deduced that Kuon was Tuskur's warrior princess from the other day, and quickly challenged Kuon to a duel to satisfy her battle-thirst.
Munechika is back. Its always good to hear Hayami Saori's voice. It would certainly help "Oshtor's" cause to have 1 of the 8 Pillar Generals on board.
Tuskur sure are generous to their PoWs, and Fumirul somehow ended up taking good care of her.
Of the 8 generals in this civil war:
- 1 is dead (Dekopompo)
- 1 has gone MIA (Vurai) after fighting the real Oshtor and losing
- 2 are in the capital (Raiko and Woshis) installing a false princess as their puppet
- 1 has joined "Oshtor" and Anju's cause to reclaim the throne (Munechika)
- 3 others have yet to declare whose side they're on (Rulutieh's dad, Atuy's dad, and another guy). Right now, "Oshtor" is attempting to have Rulutieh convince her dad to join.
I really think the game story is going lightning-fast in the anime.
I am happy this is slated for 24 episodes.
They are all dads
I think they're referring to the three other generals you listed, but they're actually wrong since the 'other guy' isn't anyone's dad lol
That's why I said "what" as in "the hell he's on about" because Tokifusa isn't anyone's dad.
But could anyone imagine if Vurai had a kid lmao. Well..... he probably could have with Entua....
Fun fact: Suara’s favorite character is Atuy
Been meaning to ask someone, what exactly is with Atuy's style of speech ? It's more than just a different dialect, isn't it ? To me, it feels like she speaks like how an elder guy would speak, kinda. I dunno.
It's the Kansai dialect.
It's the Kaisai-ben and it usually gives a very feminine tone. Go look up Revue Starlight's Kaoruko's clips for reference.
Atuy is like Koenji of Classroom of the Elite
We finally got Kuon back! And after all she's aware that Haku poses as Oshitoru. I'm glad they cleared that up.
Fumirul's entrance, though...
Those soldiers are actually worshiped her.
We all did.
Kuon remarks in the VN that Fumirul's ~~boobs~~ beauty is so dangerous that it would make entire countries go to war.
Fumi made those clothes herself, you know.
those clothes have an eject mechanism that is so advanced in their current time, none but Fumi can wear it
I don't know, perhaps I'm particularly sentimental today, but I somewhat felt extremely moved, even more than last episode this time.
Just listening and watching the OP for some reasons made me tear up. I'm in real dire need of some pained romance, and Utawarerumono is for now the closest to satisfy my needs, but most of all, I guess I love it far much more than I thought.
It's weird, as I never felt this much attachment, but thinking about it again, it's indeed a series I've both watched the anime adaptation and played the original VN of, well, at least of the 1st series, so it's indeed quite deeply engraved in me.
ED made me feel moved a lot as well. I think it's also due to both OP and ED being real, real good, especially with Suara singing them. I mean, whenever "Hito Nanda" kicks in, I feel like breathing deeply some real fresh air and closing my eyes to fully appreciate the song.
Whereas the ED... just makes me feel innate sorrow for some reason, and I love it.
I don't think so, but I wonder if Haku realized Kuon noticed he's... he's Haku. I also suppose the twins for some reasons want to protect his identity against Kuon(?), unless there's something hornier behind that. I mean, I clearly recall the original VN...
Still, Nekone + Kuon + Haku/Oshtor and to a less degree Rulutieh pained and complicated relationships are filling me. I can totally feel like I live for this.
Suara's songs have that effect on people, you're not alone here.
Nah, he doesn't realize.
That scene with Kuon and the twins..... I wonder if it was that one scene I was looking for from the VN lol.
I still don't know what to think of this season's OP song. It's ..... different from most other songs from Suara so far. I mean, Utawarerumono has a lot of romantic/sad songs :|
Kuon and munechika joins the party. Also kuon s friend
Idk when or if they say it directly in Mask of Truth (and it's not important), but \[Utawarerumono\]>!Fumirul is the child that Ulthory sort of temporarily adopted way back in the original series.!<
Imma have to go back and rewatch the original again I see.
That little side plot didn't make it in the original series, I learned about it when I played Prelude to Darkness. It was covered in one of the three OVAs so you'd have to hunt those down.
Maroro under Dekopompo: cowardly and pacificistic tactician
Maroro under Raiko: implied to be the fearsome fire-slinging kabuki warrior shown in the OP
I guess Raiko is right - it really is the general that determines the success of his men if he is capable of enacting that great a change in Maroro.
Episode 8 time!
- Everyone welcoming Kuon back was pretty heartwarming. (#feelingloved)
- [More like how *she herself* lost, lol.](https://i.imgur.com/linkT7n.png)
- [HMMM~](https://i.imgur.com/QIqsmBV.png) I love how the subs have no fill color here because she only mouthed his name. I can’t say I’ve ever seen *official* subs do that, actually! So that was a surprise.
- Mid-episode title card, woo~
- [SHIMMERING SKY! AND IT’S *GORGEOUS*!](https://i.imgur.com/NOM7cHp.png) (#awe)
- [Wait, is he talking about Maroro…?](https://i.imgur.com/zgvog5T.png)
- [Munechika!](https://i.imgur.com/l3UlYML.png) (#urarahype)
- [Ah, I was waiting for this reunion too!](https://i.imgur.com/bg1zrcz.png)
- [I figured the first step would be recruiting either Ruru’s or Atui’s family.](https://i.imgur.com/B5NehxO.png)
Yes since Dekompopo lost Maroro is in custody right now.
> I can’t say I’ve ever seen official subs do that, actually
Oh right! I'm so use to watching fansubs this didn't even occur to me until you said it. That was fancy as far as official subs do it, and quite clever as well
Nice to get Kuon and Munechika back in the crew!
Also that Kuon vs Atui fight was great, is interesting to see how many "secrets" aren't quite secret
Haku is a moron for thinking his mask worked well.
It's not just the mask. It's his demeanor, his voice, his skills, and a bit of magic from the twins.
His disguise is perfect.
If Hakutoru's mask can no longer be removed (he was still able to remove it at this point in the game), it looks like they're offloading the Akuruka's effects now than later which makes sense as they decided that Hakutoru's combat sense has greatly increased, since he was finding ~~Xiangling~~Atui and Kuon's fight a bit slow, while in the game, he was still overwhelmed by the speed and destruction. At the top of of my head, this affects three things: [Mask of Truth] >!Hakutoru will not undergo training under Munechika, we may not see two notable scenes - Hakutoru making short work of Atui in their sparring, and Hakotoru being goaded by Yakutowaruto and Ougi to showing "Oshtoru's finishing move™"!<
I like that Munechika was able to solo the Gaunji (though the number was reduced from two to one), good pragmatic change.
A bit sad that they removed that Kuon was a 'vixen in heat' part, the twins didn't rub it in enough IMO though that required build up.
The finishing move seals the deal. Each person has his own unique finishing move.
No one copies the ultimate technique.
I'm sad that we seem to be skipping one of the funniest scenes that I was looking forward to. The Kuon and twins one lol. I still hope we get the Atuy/Oshtor sparring match.... but he seems to already be aware of the mask's effects.
So it's made apparent that Kuon knows who is actually under the mask. It was kept hidden in the VN.
Kinda wanted to see Anju vs the Gaunji.....
Overall loving the show. (Reminding everyone who likes it to check out the visual novels).
You mean Munchika VS gaunj right?
It possible that I'm misremembering but in the VN Anju takes part in that battle (it's her first fight after the Tuskur princess scene) and then Munechika joins in the middle.
I see, it was re-fit to make the plot work in one episode.
It is made for a human so I guess it is like a facehugger of sorts.
Another good episode, Atuy is so good at recognising people from their fighting :P it's starting to get close to the halfway point, hope the end doesn't get rushed!
Atuy knows who is the fan expert.
Atuy knows also why he isn't using the sword.
The Queen has arrived! Step back little sister!
Fumirul's haki looks so strong, all soldiers nearby almost fainted. lol
Also it seems Atuy knew already who Kuon actually is?
Yes indeed. Haku getting OP by the minute.
At the cost of ashes.
Atuy knew already who Haku and Kuon is.
She knew immediately during the fights between Oshtor and the candy salesman and the two princess fights respectively.
Been a while since I've finished the game. It seems they skipped a lot of scene from VN in this episode. Not a big deal since there much more plots that they actually need to focus on.
Just wondering, why is it that Utawarerumono S3 is not really getting a lot of attention? This might be biased but, I do think that it should be among the top in this season.
It is about time to usurp the animecorner for criminally ignoring this wonderful anime adaptation.
Sell me on it, I'm looking for something to watch!
Well it's the 3rd season so if you're interested you've got 52 episodes plus ~6 OVAs before watching this season
Hate to be that guy but the Crunchyroll link seems to only have season 3. Know where I can go to start at the beginning?
An alternative would be to play the Visual Novels. Because of the anime there's a pretty big sale.
Not sure about american price, but in canadian it is ~50$. Not bad for 3 highly rated visual novels of 30+ hours each (excluding side challenge) with tactical grid combat.
If you want to do it legal I'm not sure on everything. HiDive has season 2 and the OVAs. Season 1 was on Funimation but I don't think it's there anymore.
I torrented the Japanese blu ray release of season 1 since they never put the HD version out in official English. I can send you a link if you want
I have HiDive but what's season 1 named? I'll do the rest, thank you for the info.
You can start backtracking on the anime, but to be that guy, the games are amazing and if you're invested in the Utawarerumono universe, you may want to start playing the games (though I recommend you play it AFTER the anime has ended to maximize your enjoyment and appreciate the pragmatic changes they're doing for S3). The game, especially Futari no Hakuoro is considered a VN masterpiece (and Tane-chan and the late and great Fujiwara Keiji's best seiyuu role).
Season 1 is just called Utawarerumono (it's from 2006). Season 2 is called Utawarerumono: The False Faces.
Thank you very much.
Ah, Kuon kept better composure when she meet Haku again. (VN version: she's smiten to the point that the twins flat-out called her in heat)
The fresh flower of a pure maiden is so powerful.
Late post but I really enjoyed that episode. As someone else said, there's a lot going on in terms of who knows what that's not being spoken aloud, but I enjoy this much more than keeping everyone in the dark. Knowing that Kuon is aware it's Haku gives her scene with Nekone a lot of painful layers to it that Kuon is aware of exactly why she's crying. Interested to see how the following episodes go with political maneuvering as that's not really been a strong focus of the series yet
Kuon and Atuy fight has been a favourite so far just for the fun of it